英会話ブログ その740       Animals, from A to Z

2016/01/03

"P" is for Penguins

Penguins crack me up (make me laugh) in the way they look, the way they walk, their comedic actions like jumping into the freezing water one after the other, following each other blindly, as if they have been hypnotized to do so.

They seem to be putting on a show for us as they march across the ice like little soldiers wearing tuxedos, walking in unison (together), taking short steps, waddling with a clumsy (not smooth) swaying motion.

Indeed penguins are fascinating to watch and bring a smile to our faces, kids and adults alike.

Even when penguins are swimming underwater, they are very entertaining.

Next time you visit a zoo, you can watch them through the glass at the pool, as they speed through the ice-cold water at tremendous (very high) speeds, spinning, turning, executing (doing) seemingly impossibe aquatic manuevers.

Mostly, penguins hang out in colonies living in Antarctica.  They are not afraid of humans since they have no predators there.                                              (V.C)

英会話表現&英単語
crack up                        笑い転げる
comedic action                  おどけた動作
hypnotize                       催眠術をかける
put on a show                   ショーをしてみせる
soldiers wearing tuxedos        タキシードを着た兵隊
walk in unison                  合わせて歩く
kids and adults alike           子供も大人も同じように
aquatic maneuver                水中の編隊行動
hang out in colonies            群れで行動する

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